Letters to the Editor

Feet to the fire

Editor: So, we’re making America great again? Under the Republican health care proposal, 24 million Americans would lose their coverage by 2024, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Seniors and the poor would face much higher insurance premiums, limiting their ability to afford ...

Name calling

Editor: After reading Congressman Bill Johnson’s remarks at Saturday’s rally in Lisbon, I have only one word to say: Shame! Shame on Johnson for repeating the lie that certain Democrats didn’t stand and applaud when Carryn Owens was introduced during Trump’s speech to Congress. And ...

Don’t undercut our libraries

Editor: When Gov. John Kasich rolled out his new two-year state budget last month, he talked about leveraging the strength of Ohio’s public libraries, turning them into “continuous learning centers.” Kasich’s budget also cuts the state public library fund by nearly $7 million next ...

Medi-caring

Editor: I would like to share with your readers some facts on our government run health care plan called Medicare. I think it will benefit both your wallet and health to stay aware on what is going on in Washington. My source of information is The Motley Fool, a reliable financial ...

Horse sense

Editor: One bit of information I learned years ago was that history repeats itself. Now it may not be in the exact setting, but if one looks carefully at similarities, we can, as they say, learn from it. I would like to present three scenarios from my childhood and compare them to what we ...

Eco-bums

Editor: No event more graphically illustrates the hypocrisy of the left than the recent protest in North Dakota of the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. Initiated by the Sioux Indians, it attracted radicals funded by George Soros, the Southern Poverty Law Center and MoveOn.org. Most of them ...

No difference

Editor: Since Roe vs. Wade, well over 58 million mothers have aborted. No wait, let’s tell it how it is, over 58 million mothers have murdered their child. An unborn child is not like a caterpillar; it is a beautiful, innocent human being, before and after birth. The only difference ...

Remembering Pop

Editor: I was extremely pleased that the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame has finally decided to recognize Carl “Pop” Werner. However, I feel the need to expand upon the biography that was recently printed in the paper about Pop. He was so important to many people of this ...

And Charlie, too

Editor: A good man, Charlie Carlisle, went to his eternal reward recently. I was so surprised there was no writeup (even a paragraph) about the former Lisbon police chief. After devoting more than 30 years to our great village, you would have thought this man deserved at least a paragraph. ...

Meter math

Editor: Does anyone in favor of metered parking own or operate a downtown business? How would you feel if you owned a business, and in one month, had seven customers say they would no longer buy from you because of the $10 parking sting if they spend a few extra minutes shopping in your ...